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Catalog ID: Hatology576
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Recorded by Hrolfur Vagnsson at Vagnsson Studio, Hannover, Germany on November 27, 2000 and February 19, 2001.
Theo Jorgensmann-Bb Bassett clarinet
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"Klaus Kugel studied at the School of Jazz in Munich. Since 1989 he attracted attention worldwide through projects with Petras Vysniauskas, Karl Berger, Tomasz Stanko, Charlie Mariano, Kent Carter, Michel Pilz, Theo Jorgensmann, Kenny Wheeler, Vyacheslav Ganelin, Bobo Stenson, Glen Moore, Steve Swell, Sabir Mateen, Robert Dick, Peter Evans, Perry Robinson, Hilliard Greene, John Lindberg, Gerd Dudek, William Parker, Bobby Few, Roy Campbell, Jemeel Moondoc, Waclaw Zimpel, Mars Williams, Charles Gayle, Conny Bauer, Ken Vandermark, Joe McPhee, John Edwards a.m.o..
Over the past 30 years, he gave numerous concerts and appeared at festivals throughout Europe, the Baltic States, Canada, USA, Syria, Japan, Mexico, Russia, China, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Israel."-Klaus Kugel Website (https://www.klauskugel.com/)
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1. Mr. Vertigo 7:24
2. On Unsafe Roads 10:15
3. Hybrid Identity 4:52
4. Poème 5:30
5. Rainer 7:36
6. Sisu 5:42
7. Veneta 6:46
8. Greating to Ornette 4:48
sample the album:
"Although the relationship between Ornette Coleman and Theo Jörgensmann might at first blush seem somewhat tenuous, Peter Niklas Wilson argues convincingly in his liner notes that the spirit of Ornette is central to this music. While the album is dedicated to Ornette, none of his tunes are played, and the instrumentation bears little resemblance to his. Still, with the focus on melody (as a tool, not an end), the openness of time, the diversity of approaches within a single song, and the willingness to embrace unusual yet logical paths, Jörgensmann absorbs the legacy of Ornette in a way that might not at first be obvious. This is a tightly performed set of compositions in which the clarinetist's mastery of his horn leads him to flirt with the edges where free jazz meets hard bop. Jörgensmann has previously proved his virtuosic skills, and they are here in large doses, but this recording is not about jamming the changes or proving one's virility. This can be complex music, where a lightness of being intersects varied harmonies, and it can also be invigorating fare. Christopher Dell's vibes color the tonalities with a delicacy of being, though the results will never be mistaken as jazz-lite. At times, To Ornette - Hybrid Identity might seem atmospheric -- but not for long. Throughout there is a seriousness to it that begs the listener to concentrate closely, as there are layers of mystery to be peeled away."-Steven Loewy, All Music
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